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17 Dec 2017
Lokomotiv crowned Mundialito kings again!
The Muscovite round their stunning performance bending Pars Jonoobi and bagging the Cup for the second time
FC Lokomotiv Moscow became the first team to seal the Mundialito throne for the second occasion, following their narrow win over Iranian side Pars Jonoobi in the final of the competition.
Despite bagging a wide advantage in the first period, the 2012 champions saw their opponents react and climb back, pulling two goals back to stay just one goal down.
Ozu tried to cut the Iranian wings with the 4-2, but Akbari immediately had his team believing again with an stunning free kick missile.
Lokomotiv were feeling confident, though, and managed the situation doubling the distance once again, with Nikonorov’s 5-3.
Pars Jonoobi found it hard to find the tournament’s best goalkeeper’s nets again, but Mesigar cut the distance in half for the third time for his team. Despite they tried hard, the equalizer never came for Pars Jonoobi’s whose reaction fell one goal short, and Lokomotiv prevailed as the champions of this Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer Vargem-Grande Paulista 2017.
Goals: 1-0: Makarov, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Shkarin, min. 5 (1); 3-0: Stankovic, min. 2 (1); 3-1: Mirshekari, min. 8 (2); 3-2: Kiani, min. 7 (2); 4-2: Ozu, min. 7 (2); 4-3: Akbari, min. 6 (2); 5-3: Nikonorov, min. 5 (2); 5-4: Mesigar, min. 8 (3)
Corinthians squeeze past Flamengo for bronze
Corinthians bagged up the bronze in the Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer following a narrow win in the People’s Classico against Flamengo.
The talent imported from Russia ended up being key for the game’s outcome for the Corinthianos, with the contribution by Paporotniy (two more goals today)and Shishin making the difference.
The game was a fiercely contested battle all throughout, with none of the teams managing to get an advantage wider than one single goal. The Paulista side were the ones leading the way, though, with Fla replying Shishin’s opener and Paporotniy’s 2-1.
The Russian striker hit again in the first seconds of the third leg, to sweep Corinthians ahead once again. 3-2 for the Paulista.
With one whole period to go, and seeing how the whole game had been looking like, it seemed that Flamengo could manage to turn things around. But the Timão stood still, denying all the Rubronegro attempts to finally seal a prestigious third place in this Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer 2017.
Goals: 1-0: Shishin, min. 1 (1); 1-1: Portela, min. 9(2); 2-1: Paporotniy, min. 6 (2); 2-2: Anderson, min. 5 (2); 3-2: Paporotniy, min. 11 (3)
Mighty levante clinch 5th from penalty kick spot
Levante UD ended their brilliant participation in the Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer 2017 with a prestigious win over Botafogo. The Spaniards, who have won three out of four games in the competition managed to control the game during its first stages, and did not lose face to it when things got harder.
That self-confidence helped them equalize the score on two occasions, sending the game into extra time.
After no goals were scored in that additional three minutes, Levante stayed perfect in the penalty kick shootout to earn the fifth place in the competition, rounding a laudable performance
Goals: 0-1:Javi Torres, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Lucas, min. 8 (1) 1-2: Javi Torres, min. 9 (2); 2-2: Igor, min. 2 (2); 3-2: Igor, min. 0 (2); 3-3: Antonio, min. 8 (3); 4-3: Gil, min. 7(3); 4-4: Pablo, min. 5 (3);
Penalty kick shootout: Antonio: goal; Igor: goal; Adri Frutos: goal; Gil: saved; Pablo: goal
Rosario Central upset Sporting and snatch 7th place
Rosario Central ended the Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer 2017 with a sweet taste, following a narrow win over Portuguese powerhouse Sporting Clube. The Argentinean side fielded a fierce fight all game throughout, and even managed to undo the Leões comeback to claim the win and snatch the 7th place.
Just five minutes into the game, Milton Jaimes let the Lisbon side know that it was not going to be an easy morning. Duarte Vivo equalized before the end of the period, but the Argentineans were feeling strong, and Agustini, with his first goal today, and Quinta, made it 3-1, Rosario.
That second leg would not end bad at all for Sporting, though, as Jordan pulled his team with two goals that balanced things back and Duarte Vivo completed the comeback with his second hit, again, in the last breath of the period.
Unfortunately for them, the Portuguese inspiration ended there, and Rosario Central took over. Donato and Agustini sealed the historic win for Rosario, giving their team the 7th place in this Mundialito de Clubes Beach Soccer Vargem-Grande Paulista.
Goals: 0-1: Jaimes, min. 6(1); 1-1: Duarte Vivo, min. 0 (1); 1-2: Agustini, min. 10 (2); 1-3: Quinta, min. 6 (2); 2-3: Jordan, min. 5(2); 3-3: Jordan, min. 2(2); 4-3: Duarte Vivo, min. 0 (2); 4-4: Donato, min. 7 (3); 4-5: Agustini, min. 2 (3).
For complete result and standings, click here.